Articles By Dave Wallen

Dave Wallen

Dave Wallen is a veteran industry evangelist with a passion for promoting innovative cloud solutions that help organizations improve performance and maximize their return on investment. As Director of Product Marketing for Spanning, he’s focused on industry and market research, customer insight, go-to-market planning and spreading the word about Spanning’s solutions for Office 365, G-Suite, and Salesforce. Dave lives in the historic village of Dobbs Ferry in New York’s Lower Hudson Valley with his wife, daughter, and their three cats.

Data Retention Policy: What It Is and How to Create One

A data retention policy guides what data should be stored or archived, where that should happen and for how long. Download a free data retention template to get started.


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Total Cost of Ownership: Why It’s Important for Businesses

A total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis is vital to examine the financial impact of implementing new technologies in business. In information technology, assessing the TCO provides a broader view of the investment and the value of the product over its lifespan.


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Types of Cyber Attacks: A Closer Look at Common Threats

By understanding the different types of cyber attacks and how they are executed, you can identify potential threats and take the required steps to prevent them if a cybersecurity event occurs.


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Google Backup and Sync: Is It Really Backup?

The Google Backup and Sync app (for personal use and Drive File Stream for businesses) is the replacement for Google Drive and Photos desktop apps for Windows PCs and Macs. Learn how to use it and if it’s really a viable “backup” option.


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Prevent ATO Attacks During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Office 365 and G Suite administrators need to ensure SaaS data protection during COVID-19 and prevent dark web cybercriminals from deploying Account Takeover (ATO) attacks.


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A Guide to Telecommuting: Adjusting to the New Era of Remote Working

Welcome to the new world of telecommuting – the COVID-19 pandemic edition. Learn how to navigate through the world of working from home — especially if you are a first-timer.


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FERPA Compliance & How to Obtain It

Learn what the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is and what measures educational institutions must take to obtain FERPA compliance. 


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OneDrive vs. Google Drive: Which Cloud Storage is Better?

Learn the pros, cons and differences between Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive to help you pick the right cloud storage option.


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Zero-Day Vulnerability: The Unknown Threats to Your Data

Zero-day vulnerabilities lead to zero-day exploits that put your data at risk. Learn how to keep your Office 365, G Suite and Salesforce data protected from such attacks.


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AES Encryption: A Closer Look at Advanced Encryption Standards

AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) is the gold standard when it comes to protecting your SaaS data. Take a deep dive into what makes AES the most secure encryption cipher out there.


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